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U. S. Army Commissioners in Council with Arapahoes and Cheyennes. Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Gen. William S. Harney and William T. Sherman.

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Identifier: N34237

Title: U. S. Army Commissioners in Council with Arapahoes and Cheyennes. Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Gen. William S. Harney and William T. Sherman.

Description: Group of American Indians and United States Army Commissioners in tent structure with wide, staked-up opening; Indians sit on ground at left, and Commissioners at right on boxes. General William S. Harney and General William T. Sherman are among the Commissioners. Harney first served under Andrew Jackson in 1818 as a second lieutenant. He was sent to Nebraska Country to fight the Sioux after what is called the Grattan Massacre. His battles against the Sioux became known as the "Battle of Ash Hollow." After the Sioux were defeated they referred to Harney as the "Woman Killer." Sherman first served as a Union General in the Civil War, and received recognition for his outstanding military strategy. He served under Ulysses S. Grant in 1862 and 1863 during the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg. When Grant became President in 1869, Sherman succeeded him as Commanding General of the Army until 1883.

Rights: UND

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Dates: 1868

Type(s): Photograph
Image

Maker/Creator: Alexander Gardner

Subjects: Indians of North America
Armed Forces
West (U.S.)
Discovery and exploration
Fortification

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